Lizzie Isaacs Lizzie Isaacs was an accomplished singer and pianist who ran a music school called the Omaha College of Music. She was a frequent guest and performer at music concerts and social events throughout the city. The daughter of Omaha pioneer N. P. Issacs, Lizzie was the lead soprano at St. Peter's Church. She was undergoing surgery at Clarkson Hospital when she died at the age of 41.
Robert Stoner Captain R. H. Stoner was just a boy of 16 when he left the military academy at Lexington, KY to join the Confederate Army. The son of a plantation owner in Roanoke, VA, Stoner went into the Army weighing 145 pounds and came back four years later just over 100 pounds. He joined General Lee's staff, fought in innumerable battles, was wounded twice and imprisoned. At the end of the war, Stoner renounced his allegiance to the Confederacy and moved west, first to Iowa, then to Nebraska. He met his future wife when she helped his troops retrieve water from a well in Virginia. He told her he would come back to marry her in five years, and made good on his promise. Together, he and Anna Stoner raised four daughters.
Herman G. Fritz Herman Gustave Fritz immigrated to America from Germany and made a living as a farmer for some 30 years. He and his wife, Katherine, raised six children—three boys and three girls. Fritz and his family were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Benson. When Herman died at age 72 in 1938, he left behind three sisters and one brother who remained in Germany.
Edmund G. McGilton Veteran attorney Edmund G. McGilton was eulogized as "industrious, honorable, efficient and achieving" when he passed away at age 74 in 1933. The former lieutenant governor of Nebraska was also considered "frugal, faithful, gentle and kindly." His wife, Lina McGilton, who died three years later at age 80, was described by the same minister, Dr. Franks G. Smith, as "an extraordinary woman." Mrs McGilton was a charter member of the Omaha Society of Fine Arts, an early member of the Omaha Woman's Club, and an ardent supporter of women's suffrage.
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